SJF Ventures is a venture capital partnership with offices in Durham, NC, New York and San Francisco. Through its investment funds, the firm provides equity financings from $1MM to $10MM, solo or in syndicates, to companies seeking growth capital.
As a venture fund, SJF Ventures focuses on the resource efficiency, sustainability and technology-enhanced services sectors. Representative investment areas include efficiency and infrastructure, asset recovery including reuse and recycling, sustainable agriculture and food safety, health and wellness technology, education technology and digital media and marketing services.
When assessing investment opportunities, SJF Ventures is highly selective in identifying teams, markets and business models that can achieve rapid sales, strong profitability, and premium exits. In addition, SJF looks to partner with entrepreneurs who are committed to positively impacting the world through the businesses that they are creating.
SJF Ventures’ partners assist portfolio companies in developing and executing strategic growth, building the board and executive management team, exploring capitalization structures, pursuing growth mergers and acquisitions, and enhancing market presence.
SJF Institute, an allied non-profit organization, connects, inspires, and accelerates sustainable entrepreneurs and the fields that support them by holding summits and workshops, presenting awards and best practices papers, and mentoring entrepreneurs.
SJF has been a tremendous asset to Rustic Crust. From the time of their initial investment to our most recent round of financing, SJF has proven to be a true partner. The experience that SJF has brought to the board room and the support they have shown the company has been an important element for achieving the level of success that we are currently experiencing. They have proven to be an invaluable asset as we raised additional capital, explored acquisitions, hired additional management, and have grown the company.
Brad Sterl, President, Rustic Crust